Osage County students promote conservation in annual limerick and poster contests

Each year the Osage County Conservation District sponsors a poster, essay and limerick contest. Information is given to the schools in late September. Entries are due before Christmas break. There is a different theme each year that is determined by the National Association of Conservation Districts. This year’s theme was “We all need trees.” A total of 431 entries were received.

This year’s winners are:

Limericks: Kaityn Gantenbein, purple; Connor Collins, blue; Austin Crettol, red; and Chase Williams, white. All limerick winners are from Osage City Elementary School.
Posters fourth, fifth and sixth grade: Kaityn Gantenbein, purple, Osage City; Savannah Short, blue, Burlingame; Breckin Bowin, red, Osage City; Gracy Smith, white, Osage City.
Posters second and third grade: Addalyn Sleichter, purple, Carbondale; Harmony Dorsey, blue, Osage City; Presly Smith, red, Overbrook; Ava DeWitt, white, Burlingame.
Posters kindergarten and first grade: Adisyn Diver, purple; Westyn Zirkle, blue; Madison McFarlane, red; Madalyn Mullinix, white. All winners are in first grade at Burlingame Elementary School.

The top winner in each division is sent to the state competition. The state competition is held in the fall.

“Congratulations to all the winners,” said Lori Kuykendall, Osage County Conservation District manager. “We appreciate the teachers and students taking time to enter the contest.”

The winning students will be recognized at the Osage County Conservation District annual meeting at 6 p.m. Feb. 1, at the Osage City Schools lunchroom.

Information thanks to Osage County Conservation District.

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